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Roy Amemiya Wants City Documents To Fight His Conspiracy Indictment. The City Says No Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

Roy Amemiya Wants City Documents To Fight His Conspiracy Indictment. The City Says No

The former Honolulu managing director’s public records request was rejected by city attorneys.

Hawaii Is Beefing Up Its Potential To Produce More Meat Locally Ku'u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Is Beefing Up Its Potential To Produce More Meat Locally

A billionaire’s investment in the state’s biggest slaughterhouses and a shift to more grass-fed operations could help ranchers keep their cattle in the islands after years of sending them to the mainland.

Ala Moana And Shirokiya Duke It Out Over Getting Rid Of Stored Stuff Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Ala Moana And Shirokiya Duke It Out Over Getting Rid Of Stored Stuff

Updated: After mediation failed, the Ala Moana Center has asked a judge for permission to auction off property left by Shirokiya, one of its oldest tenants, after it shut its doors.

Honolulu City Council Wants To Regulate Car-Sharing Companies Flickr: Kai Friis

Honolulu City Council Wants To Regulate Car-Sharing Companies

Complaints by annoyed neighbors about crowded parking spaces prompted the city to introduce a resolution.

Honolulu Mayor Gives The Go-Ahead To Remove ‘Stairway To Heaven’ Flickr

Honolulu Mayor Gives The Go-Ahead To Remove ‘Stairway To Heaven’

The City Council included $1 million for the project in its budget this year, but Mayor Rick Blangiardi had to agree to release the funds.

‘When We’re Full, We’re Full’: Oahu Homeless Shelters Struggle With High Demand Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

‘When We’re Full, We’re Full’: Oahu Homeless Shelters Struggle With High Demand

Shelters have reduced capacity and implemented Covid-19 vaccine or testing mandates to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Here’s How Honolulu Plans To Spend $386 Million In Federal Covid Relief Funds Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s How Honolulu Plans To Spend $386 Million In Federal Covid Relief Funds

The blueprint includes $15 million for expanded coronavirus testing and other services and $10 million for vaccine incentives.

Homeless Sweeps Or Sanitation Activities? Advocates Say There’s No Difference Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Homeless Sweeps Or Sanitation Activities? Advocates Say There’s No Difference

Honolulu’s mayor promised to end sweeps of homeless encampments, but his administration says it still needs to clear the “sidewalks, streets and parks.”

Ann Botticelli Wins Seat On The Honolulu Police Commission Screenshot/Civil Beat/2021

Ann Botticelli Wins Seat On The Honolulu Police Commission

It was Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s third attempt to fill the seventh seat on the oversight commission.